• Issue Archive for
  • Sep 26 - Oct 2, 2002
  • Vol. 9, No. 50

News & Comment

  • Leters To The Editor

    Not the New York Times -- The following is an open letter to Michael Bowen regarding his recent review (9/12/02) of the Lake City Playhouse production of The Fantasticks. I find it difficult to understand how a reviewer who declares th
  • Grillside Seating

    All of the seating at Arny's is counterside, most with a clear view of the grill, soda fountain and food prep areas. In fact, some seats are so close to the grill that those of us with long frames would have little trouble flipping hotcak
  • Feet Eaters Anonymous

    Thanks to Judge James Murphy, political expression remains alive in Spokane. A couple weeks ago, Murphy denied the River Park Square developers the right to seek information regarding conversations Mayor John Talbott, and sitting members
  • Fish Out Of Water

    The Lynyrd Skynyrd song of the same title does get played -- two different versions, mind you -- in this lightweight comedy, but it didn't need to be. It has nothing to do with the story, and it doesn't capture any of the film's mood. Truth be
  • Thinking Outside The Glass Slip

    What about all the little girls who don't get asked to dance at the fancy-dress ball, whose feet don't fit the slipper? Ever since Charles Perrault's 1697 French version of Cinderella first saw print, little girls could best see themselve
  • Good Will Derting

    & & Will Derting, simply put, is The Perfect Coug. And it has nothing to do with his three interceptions in Washington State's first football game of the year. No, The Perfect Coug is a unique blend of underdog and overachiever. Of he
  • Cain's Mark

    James Waller's new book, Becoming Evil, isn't meant to be comforting. Subtitled "How Ordinary People Commit Genocide and Mass Killing," it concentrates its gaze not at the "architects of genocide" like Hitler or the mid-level bureaucrat
  • Welcome to Paradise

    We might very easily be camping. As a crackling campfire works to take the chill off the mid-September morning and strong cups of range-top coffee are passed around, there is the unshakable sense of possibility that, any moment now, we are
  • Buzz Bin

    Sedaris Fever -- When it comes to literary events, it's not very often that you hear announcements like "get your tickets now; they're going fast!" That may change next Monday, however, when tickets go on sale for David Sedaris. Sedaris,
  • Recently Reviewed

    by Inlander Staff Caf & eacute; 5-Ten -- Caf & eacute; 5-Ten is an appealing bistro with an interesting menu, offering intriguing items in nearly every price range and located in a surprisingly pleasant space in the lower level of the Lincoln Heights Shopping Center. The a
  • Quotes & amp;amp; Notes

    Running... From the Truth? -- If you've seen the recent TV ads for Jerry Brady, a candidate for governor of Idaho, it seems like something is missing. Hmmm... What party is this Jerry Brady in, anyway? That's right, the entire spot runs with
  • Land Rush

    That the City of Spokane is outgrowing its boundaries is nothing new; city hall has been trying to convince the county commissioners of that for the last several years. All along, city administrators have tried to annex county land, so fa
  • In Brief

    Face the Candidates -- SPOKANE VALLEY -- Now that the original field of Spokane Valley city council candidates has been narrowed down to a handy 14, here's your chance to meet them all. Panels consisting of three local TV and print repor
  • Hawks In A Box

    For weeks the White House has been pressuring Congress to vote before the November election on a bill authorizing the president to wage war on Iraq. On the surface, the news that the Democrats are now willing to schedule such a vo
  • The Outer Limits

    The Volumen have shtick. Though far from the shtickiest band in this shtick-crazed modern rock era, the Missoula-based guitar-bass-drums-keys-outfit is nevertheless downright shticky. Or rather, they had shtick. "The shtick was fun for

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